Category Archives: Italian

Easy chicken Marsala with green beans and rutabaga. 6/21/21

I am so glad that it is finally cool enough in the evening to make one of our menu dinners! This is chicken Marsala is super simple. Rather than make a cream sauce, we use a packet of McCormick’s chicken … Continue reading

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Penne with mushrooms and kale. 6/10/21

I love Pasta Wednesday! And I can probably spin out a different variety of pasta, mushrooms and vegetable indefinitely! John and I have really grown to prefer the taste of whole grain pasta (Barilla) and it is better for us, … Continue reading

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Whole grain penne with mushrooms and broccoli. 6/2/21

Pasta Wednesday is one of my favorite dinner nights. We usually make vegetarian or vegan pasta. Sometimes it’s pasta and greens, or broccolini, or broccoli like tonight’s. It almost always includes mushrooms, onions, and garlic. The sauce is a little … Continue reading

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Pasta with greens, mozzarella, and chickpeas. 5/26/21

When I came across the recipe for this pasta it sounded like something we would really like. What I really did not like was the amount of oil in the recipe so I worked on slimming that down. I have … Continue reading

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Chicken Marsala with a super easy sauce. 5/25/21

John cut the chicken breast into thirds longitudinally and pounded out the pieces to the same thickness. These pieces he pan-fried. I was on mashed potato and broccoli duty. He was also in charge of the sauce. I had come … Continue reading

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Shrimp scampi with pasta and broccoli 5/19/21

Pasta two days in a row!? It makes me so happy! This delicious dish which I like to call Lightened Up Shrimp Scampi is an example of how to take a recipe with too many calories and pare it down … Continue reading

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Whole grain penne with mushrooms and asparagus. 5/18/21

Penne and asparagus are the perfect partners for this dish. By cutting the asparagus on the bias you end up with a shape that mimics the penne. This is also one of those pasta meals that from the time you … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with shrimp, pancetta, and Fresno chiles 5/12/21

Tonight we made a new recipe. The original recipe is from the Food Network by Geoffrey Zakarian. I have included my slimmed down recipe for 2 servings below the picture. Our spaghetti dish turned out super-good. We used whole grain … Continue reading

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Sbrisolona. 5/9/21

In a departure from my usual egg dish on Sundays (Breakfast For Dinner or BFD), I had dessert for dinner! Since it was Mother’s Day my daughter made me this Italian confection from Mantova. Years ago she, John, and I … Continue reading

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Pasta Puttanesca. 5/5/21

Tonight’s dinner is pasta puttanesca or pasta in the style of the prostitute. It is an odd name for a delicious dish. I used a can of tomatoes with chiles supplemented by part of a can of regular chopped tomatoes. … Continue reading

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